Neurotomy
Neurotomy Neu*rot"o*my, n. [Neuro- + Gr. te`mnein to cut.] 1. The dissection, or anatomy, of the nervous system. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) The division of a nerve, for the relief of neuralgia, or for other purposes. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]


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  • neurotomy — [noo rät′ə mē, nyoorät′ə mē] n. pl. neurotomies [ NEURO + TOMY] the surgical severing of a nerve, as for relieving pain …   English World dictionary

  • neurotomy — neurotomical /noor euh tom i keuhl, nyoor /, adj. neurotomist, n. /noo rot euh mee, nyoo /, n., pl. neurotomies. Surg. the cutting of a nerve, as to relieve neuralgia. [1695 1705; NEURO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • neurotomy — noun a) The dissection, or anatomy, of the nervous system. b) The division of a nerve, for the relief of neuralgia, or for other purposes Dunglison …   Wiktionary

  • neurotomy — Operative division of a nerve. [neuro + G. tome, a cutting] retrogasserian n. SYN: trigeminal rhizotomy. * * * neu·rot·o·my n(y)u̇ rät ə mē n, pl mies 1) the dissection or cutting of nerves …   Medical dictionary

  • neurotomy — neu rot·o·my || ‚nÊŠ rÉ‘tÉ™mɪ /‚njÊŠ rÉ’ n. incision made in a nerve (Surgery) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neurotomy — [ˌnjʊə rɒtəmi] noun the surgical cutting of a nerve to produce relief of pain or to suppress involuntary movements …   English new terms dictionary

  • neurotomy — neu·rot·o·my …   English syllables

  • neurotomy — n. the surgical procedure of severing a nerve …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • neurotomy — neu•rot•o•my [[t]nʊˈrɒt ə mi, nyʊ [/t]] n. pl. mies srg the surgical cutting of a nerve • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

  • neurotomy — /njuˈrɒtəmi/ (say nyooh rotuhmee) noun (plural neurotomies) surgical cutting of a nerve, as to relieve neuralgia. {neuro + tomy} …   Australian English dictionary

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